Swimming at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay

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The men's 4×100 metre freestyle relay event at the 1972 Olympic Games took place August 28.[1] The relay featured teams of four swimmers each swimming two lengths of the 50 m pool freestyle.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 United States
David Edgar
John Murphy
Jerry Heidenreich
Mark Spitz
 Soviet Union
Vladimir Bure
Viktor Mazanov
Viktor Aboimov
Igor Grivennikov
 East Germany
Roland Matthes
Wilfried Hartung
Peter Bruch
Lutz Unger

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Heat 1

Place Swimmers Time Notes
1  Vladimir Bure, Viktor Mazanov, Viktor Aboimov, Igor Grivennikov, Georgijs Kuļikovs (URS) 3:32.72
2  Gilles Vigne, Alain Mosconi, Alain Hermitte, Michel Rousseau (FRA) 3:35.84
3  Klaus Steinbach, Werner Lampe, Rainer Jacob, Hans Faßnacht, Gerhard Schiller, Hans-Günther Vosseler, Kersten Meier (FRG) 3:37.59
4  Jorge Comas, Antonio Culebras, Enrique Melo, José Pujol (ESP) 3:38.77
5  Roberto Pangaro, Paolo Barelli, Marcello Guarducci, Alberto Castagnetti (ITA) 3:38.81
6  Peter Prijdekker, Bert Bergsma, Roger van Hamburg, Hans Elzerman (NED) 3:41.36
7  Jorge Urreta, José Joaquín Santibáñez, Guillermo García, Roberto Strauss (MEX) 3:43.46

Heat 2

Place Swimmers Time Notes
1  Jerry Heidenreich, Mark Spitz, David Fairbank, Gary Conelly (USA) 3:28.84
2  Roland Matthes, Wilfried Hartung, Peter Bruch, Lutz Unger, Udo Poser (GDR) 3:35.13
3  Bruce Robertson, Brian Phillips, Timothy Bach, Bob Kasting (CAN) 3:35.64
4  Ruy de Oliveira, Paulo Zanetti, Paulo Becskehazy, José Roberto Aranha (BRA) 3:35.84
5  Neil Rogers, Graham White, Bruce Featherston, Greg Rogers (AUS) 3:40.47
6  Luis Ayesa, Dae Imlani, Carlos Singson, Jairulla Jaitulla (PHI) 3:47.39
7  Salvador Vilanova, Reynaldo Patiño, Tomás Rengifo, Antonio Ferracuti (ESA) 3:49.14

Final[edit]

[2]

Rank Nation Swimmers Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s)  United States David Edgar (52.69)
John Murphy (52.04)
Jerry Heidenreich (50.78)
Mark Spitz (50.90)
3:26.42 WR
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Soviet Union Vladimir Bure (52.26)
Viktor Mazanov (53.13)
Viktor Aboimov (52.75)
Igor Grivennikov (51.57)
3:29.72
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  East Germany Roland Matthes (52.89)
Wilfried Hartung (53.31)
Peter Bruch (53.20)
Lutz Unger (53.01)
3:32.42
4  Brazil Ruy de Oliveira (53.62)
Paulo Zanetti (53.61)
Paulo Becskehazy (53.73)
José Aranha (52.17)
3:33.14
5  Canada Bruce Robertson (53.52)
Brian Phillips (52.56)
Timothy Bach (54.41)
Robert Kasting (52.70)
3:33.20
6  West Germany Klaus Steinbach (53.45)
Werner Lampe (52.81)
Rainer Jacob (53.81)
Hans Fassnacht (53.82)
3:33.90
7  France Gilles Vigne (54.47)
Alain Mosconi (54.57)
Alain Hermitte (53.41)
Michel Rousseau (51.66)
3:34.13
8  Spain Jorge Comas (54.32)
Antonio Culebras (55.02)
Enrique Melo (54.77)
José Pujol (54.09)
3:38.21

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